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Next week the Committee will resume their Benefit Take-up inquiry and will receive evidence from @TeamNetsolhttps://t.co/MITfj79SzT
1/17
2020
The Committee met this morning to discuss and agree their work programme. Read the minutes of the meeting here:… https://t.co/7NGUB4byQu
1/16
2020
Tomorrow the Committee will meet in private to discuss its work programme. You can view past meetings of the Commit… https://t.co/i4Qjae1dfj
1/15
2020
Next week the Committee will meet in private to discuss its work programme. Agenda available here:… https://t.co/vSGboP4asq
1/10
2020
It is Social Security and Older People portfolio questions in the Chamber today. Watch from 1.15pm as ministers ans… https://t.co/Q2EpbCUcML
1/8
2019
Today the Committee considered subordinate legislation including the Investigation of Offences draft regulations. C… https://t.co/c8uhRhdl8IJoin us from 9.00 for the Committees last meeting of the year. The Committee will consider subordinate legislation… https://t.co/6561I4oDmp
12/19
2019
Tomorrow the Committee will meet to consider subordinate legislation. @CabSecSSOP will attend to give evidence on t… https://t.co/ZYYQjteNdp
12/18
2019
@S_A_Somerville wrote to the Committee last week to inform them that the draft Disability Assistance for Children a… https://t.co/l7H7YhbJrw
12/16
2019
The Committee will meet next week to consider Subordinate Legislation with Cabinet Secretary @S_A_Somerville attend… https://t.co/MWLUqW0nSp
12/13
2019
The Committee will next meet on the 19 December to consider subordinate legislation. The papers for the meeting wil… https://t.co/WGvIbJxokq
12/11
2019
There is no Committee meeting this week but catch up on last week's meeting here: https://t.co/JjTpO2LJ90 or read t… https://t.co/W0Rus0jx4q
12/4
2019
Today the Committee received evidence on the recently published interim report from the citizens basic income feasi… https://t.co/dPnvIrkL2lStella from @Maximise16 shared some of her thoughts with the Committee on how benefit take-up could be increased du… https://t.co/T9Gyn9uNpNJoin us from 10.00am this morning as the Cttee considers #SubordinateLegislation & receives evidence on the publish… https://t.co/fHDUChiryw
11/28
2019
Tomorrow the Committee will consider Subordinate Legislation and hold an evidence session with members of the Citiz… https://t.co/YGMzxx410bIt is Social Security and Older People portfolio questions in the Chamber today. 📺 Watch from 2.00pm as ministers… https://t.co/xrXsKRQxJ7
11/27
2019
This week the Committee will receive evidence on the recently published interim report from the citizens basic inco… https://t.co/h3iJD0W716Last week the Committee heard from @CPAGScotland @RASCOT_UK & @SocSecScot as part of their Benefit Take-up inquiry.… https://t.co/qlu37s7sNs
11/26
2019
Next week the Committee will consider Subordinate Legislation and hold an evidence session with members of the Citi… https://t.co/n43rtdbhDk
11/22
2019
Today the Committee heard from @CPAGScotland @RASCOT_UK and @SocSecScot as part of the the Committees inquiry into… https://t.co/Y6jsxiUNYlAs part of our inquiry into benefit take-up, last Thursday we met with a number of organisations and members of the… https://t.co/uQvVh34nXiJoin us from 9.00 for the Committees second evidence session in the Benefit Take-up inquiry. The Committee will hea… https://t.co/YPqR6qYiL9
11/21
2019
Tomorrow the Committee will receive evidence from @CPAGScotland @RASCOT_UK and @SocSecScot as part of their inquiry… https://t.co/1gGRduN2KT
11/20
2019
On Thursday the Committee will take evidence from @CPAGScotland @RASCOT_UK and @SocSecScot as part of their Benefit… https://t.co/92cQtLGWXj @stevenm030 Thanks Steven!
11/18
2019
Next week the Committee will take evidence from @CPAGScotland Rights Advice Scotland and @SocSecScot as part of the… https://t.co/hC8IgqZ0piSylvia Baikie of the Edinburgh Health & Social Care Partnership offered valuable insight into the stigma faced by t… https://t.co/VmGJ1KivtW
11/15
2019
Thank You to @Maximise16 @cossfoodbank Calders Residents Association and City of Edinburgh Council Housing Support… https://t.co/gS9tERr0EcTalking about benefits take-up today with @SP_SocialSecur Calders Residents Assoc, Maximise, Broomhouse Community O… https://t.co/JtTBJr3sAF
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11/14
2019
Watch Committee Conveners question First Minister on Twitter or on Scottish Parliament TV: https://t.co/oFtceY6GpT https://t.co/pLn3QVNgpIWATCH LIVE 📺 Our Convener @BobDorisSNP and other Committee Conveners will be questioning @ScotGovFM @NicolaSturgeonhttps://t.co/26VjnFIGVfLast week the Committee held their first evidence session as part of their Benefit Take-up inquiry. The Official Re… https://t.co/oA4rUSsTK8From noon today, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon will be quizzed by Scottish Parliament Committee Conveners on issue… https://t.co/hwVnvRmpIv
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11/13
2019
Watch @BobDorisSNP and other Committee Conveners question @ScotGovFM @NicolaSturgeon tomorrow from 12.00pm. https://t.co/eatwXc7tCw
11/12
2019
Thank you to Professor @PSpicker Professor @MarkShucksmith Professor @DavidNFBell @CitAdviceScot @GCHSCP and… https://t.co/u0bo6QsK0JJoin us from 9.00 for the Committees first evidence session in the Benefit Take-up inquiry. Watch live here:… https://t.co/4IpoYe1wlU
11/7
2019
Tomorrow the Committee will receive evidence from Professor @Pspicker Professor @MarkShucksmith Professor… https://t.co/VbqjgT2rBY
11/6
2019
Last week the Committee heard from Cabinet Secretary @S_A_Somerville and David Wallace, Chief Executive of… https://t.co/jKMq4bEX86
11/5
2019
Next week the Committee will take evidence from Professor @Pspicker Professor @MarkShucksmith Professor… https://t.co/et17CntYlJ📣 Thank You to all who sent in a submission to our Benefit Take-up inquiry. You can read some of the written submis… https://t.co/Q9tP2u6QqV
11/1
2019
Today the Committee took evidence from Cabinet Secretary @S_A_Somerville and David Wallace, Chief Executive of… https://t.co/UkBIRBcWsDIt is Social Security and Older People portfolio questions in the Chamber today. Watch from 2.30pm as ministers ans… https://t.co/ne0OVrOp0PJoin us from 9.00am today when the Committee receives evidence from Cabinet Secretary @S_A_Somerville and David Wal… https://t.co/voZlZGRqCJ
10/31
2019
Tomorrow the Committee will receive evidence from Cabinet Secretary @S_A_Somerville and David Wallace, Chief Execut… https://t.co/XMnDzepUCX
10/30
2019
Next week the Committee will receive evidence from Cabinet Secretary @S_A_Somerville and David Wallace, Chief Execu… https://t.co/3IhgPWv3Kz
10/25
2019
Tell us your views! The call for views for the Committees inquiry into Benefit take-up closes today! Read the full… https://t.co/3u8pen5Lkf
10/21
2019
CALL FOR VIEWS on Benefit Take-up - The closing date for submissions is on Monday, 21 October 2019. Read more about… https://t.co/6kBOIVYJYh
10/18
2019
How can the administration of benefits be improved to maximise take-up? The Committee want to hear answers to this… https://t.co/GwpBkjfsieWhat do we know about unclaimed benefits? The Committee want to hear answers to this, and other questions, in their… https://t.co/rjI4fx2Gno
10/17
2019
CALL FOR VIEWS on Benefit Take-up - The closing date for submissions is next Monday, 21 October 2019. Read more abo… https://t.co/Ao4a9BhvOWThere is no meeting this week. Our next meeting will be on Thursday 31st October, papers will be published on Frida… https://t.co/eKi1Mi3OC5
10/16
2019
How might a Scottish social security system affect take-up of reserved and devolved benefits? The Committee want to… https://t.co/U2M3pKgcRQ
10/15
2019
Just one week left to submit your views to our #benefittakeup inquiry. Read more about the inquiry and how to make… https://t.co/6mYbDRGguz
10/14
2019
What do we know about unclaimed benefits? The Committee want to hear answers to this, and other questions, in their… https://t.co/n5NmXfR2tq
10/11
2019
This morning the Committee received evidence from Cabinet Secretary @S_A_Somerville on uprating of devolved social… https://t.co/385bCuMJ38📺 Tune in from 9am when the Committee will take evidence from Cabinet Secretary @S_A_Somerville on annual uprating… https://t.co/3Ywaw7Oirv
10/10
2019
The Committee have launched an inquiry into Benefit Take-up and want to hear your views! The Call for Views will ru… https://t.co/uAKGoKzHPkTomorrow the Cttee will hear from Cab Sec @S_A_Somerville on uprating of social security assistance and the 2020-21… https://t.co/OM9C2S51IX
10/9
2019
To mark #ChallengePoverty Week, Convener @BobDorisSNP and @alasdairallan visited Glasgow North West @CitizensAdvicehttps://t.co/oWW195j8PHSocial Security - Pre-budget Scrutiny Do you have any thoughts on what social security budget issues members shoul… https://t.co/5f3G51ueFGJust two weeks left to submit your views to our #benefittakeup inquiry. Read the full call for views here and… https://t.co/hnMnHeX8TC
10/7
2019
Today we received correspondence from @S_A_Somerville updating us on the Scottish Governments progress in designing… https://t.co/2xorJ9IGpMNext week the Cttee will take evidence from Cab Sec @S_A_Somerville on 1) the annual uprating of devolved social se… https://t.co/OAwG3XI0aO
10/4
2019
Do you have thoughts on the 2020-21 social security budget? Tell us what issues you think the Committee should rai… https://t.co/JkUsBmLMNw @alasdairallan and @BobDorisSNP of the Committee visited the Glasgow North West Citizens Advice Bureau this morning… https://t.co/4QD30HNIm5Benefit Take-up Inquiry Is it possible to create a more automated system, that uses information gathered for other… https://t.co/2VEcEGbb06There is no committee meeting this week. The next meeting will be a pre-budget scrutiny session on 10 October. Do y… https://t.co/RR0G0XUzud
10/3
2019
Our Convener @BobDorisSNP spoke in the Chamber yesterday about the Committees inquiry into Benefit Take-up 👇 Read m… https://t.co/HGI7Q6yIJl
10/2
2019
📣 Tell us what issues you think the Committee should raise at their pre-budget scrutiny session with the Cabinet Se… https://t.co/AaePazP7QfLast week the Committee heard from @scotfisccomm. The Official Report of this meeting is now available here:… https://t.co/tIpaFyr6Jb
10/1
2019
Just three weeks left to submit your views to our #benefittakeup inquiry. Read more about the inquiry and how to ma… https://t.co/JxVNVUvsYbHi @SteveSayersOne the minutes are a record of what items of business were covered and any actions that were agreed… https://t.co/U1WyMXkX3a
9/30
2019
How might a Scottish social security system affect take-up of reserved and devolved benefits? The Cttee want answer… https://t.co/bmagZP9aSh
9/27
2019
Today the Committee heard from @scotfisccomm on their role and their approach and forecasts in relation to social s… https://t.co/fsvtCFrxeh📺 Watch our committee meeting live on Scottish Parliament TV from 9.30am: https://t.co/O75kEj3ahJ The Committee wil… https://t.co/JTYedhOspe
9/26
2019
Tune in tomorrow from 9.30am on SPTV to watch the Committee take evidence from @scotfisccomm:… https://t.co/uriMeijQ2KIt is Social Security and Older People portfolio questions in the Chamber today. Watch from 2.00pm as ministers ans… https://t.co/oRWazWlde7
9/25
2019
CALL FOR VIEWS on Benefit Take-up - The closing date for submissions is 21 October 2019. Read about the inquiry and… https://t.co/NnuR0smIeI
9/24
2019
What can we learn from previous campaigns to increase benefit take-up? Do you know of specific examples of projects… https://t.co/tEikp9LCPDThis week the Committee will receive evidence from @scotfisccomm on their social security related forecasts. Did yo… https://t.co/qppju6Exo8
9/23
2019
Next week the Committee will receive evidence from @scotfisccomm on their social security related forecasts - read… https://t.co/4PQqrX6JjC
9/20
2019
Thank you to Dr Sally Witcher, chair of @TheSCoSS for giving evidence to the Committee on the Commission's report o… https://t.co/W2OHyNZUA9📺 Watch our committee meeting live on Scottish Parliament TV from 9am: https://t.co/ht3HCfLqh6. Minutes will be pub… https://t.co/MeMq8TJZgI
9/19
2019
Tune in tomorrow from 9.00am to watch the Committee discuss with @TheSCoSS their scrutiny report on… https://t.co/6IjkgeKYqKWhat do we know about unclaimed benefits? The Committee want to hear answers to this, and other questions, in their… https://t.co/E7fe2pRER7
9/18
2019
This week the Committee will hear from @TheSCoSS on their scrutiny report of the Young Carer Grant regulations and… https://t.co/ZiT9czllfaCALL FOR VIEWS on Benefit Take-up - The closing date for submissions is 21 October 2019. Read more about the inquir… https://t.co/Nikwp0G67P
9/17
2019
Next week the Committee will receive evidence from @TheSCoSS on their scrutiny report on Young Carer Grant regulati… https://t.co/OgINeMi6Cd
9/12
2019
The Committee have launched an inquiry into Benefit Take-up and want to hear your views! The Call for Views will ru… https://t.co/6pyc2JL6ZN
9/11
2019
How can the administration of benefits be improved to maximise take-up? The Committee want to hear answers to this… https://t.co/7pzpKxGWY5The Official Report of last weeks meeting is now available. Read it here: https://t.co/6k9LxDidnG https://t.co/MKmXbKIqRy
9/10
2019
CALL FOR VIEWS on Benefit Take-up - The closing date for submissions is 21 October 2019. Read more about the inqui… https://t.co/tC7LUs8sLz📣 INQUIRY: The Committee have launched an inquiry into benefit take-up and want to hear your views! Read the call f… https://t.co/vMVjLzs5nh
9/9
2019
Thank you to @theGCPH @jrf_uk @PovertyAlliance @ENABLEScotland @IPPRScotland, @CABScotland and @CitAdviceScot for g… https://t.co/RT0Je1gVER📺 Watch our committee meeting live on Scottish Parliament TV this morning from 9am: https://t.co/k9No8MzQDu. Minute… https://t.co/MuSRfxDsEs
9/5
2019
Tomorrow the Committee will hear from @theGCPH @jrf_uk @PovertyAlliance @ENABLEScotland @IPPRScotland, CAB and… https://t.co/bgfu2LAhq4
9/4
2019
This week the Committee will hold a public roundtable session on Benefit Take-up. Did you know tickets to observe c… https://t.co/9KNgzocTqw
9/3
2019
Next week the Committee will hold a roundtable evidence session on benefit take-up. The Committee will hear from… https://t.co/6Mq0Taz7zJ
8/30
2019
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8/21
2019

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